Thursday, March 19, 2020

Avoiding Sick People

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. I do know that I won't snap back to my former level of energy without some down time. Doesn't mean I am not frustrated. 

So, as I am resting from the process of waking up and letting the dogs out, then back in and brewing my one cup of coffee, I am free to answer the phones and ponder the events of the world. I am upset that I was in the hospital and did not get to vote. But, maybe I wouldn't have gone to cast my vote anyway, since it would be in a place with multiple people and I am now consider elderly with pre-existing conditions. When did that happen!

Today is a copy of all the days preceding it. Overcast, dreary, and rainy. While the phone of HeWho refuses to abide by my rules of staying away from people, is blowing up with offers of loans and other oddities, including the fact that the price of gas in Kentucky is 99 cents a gallon. My phone sent me a test for schizophrenia. Really? HeWho loves a bargain was going on about that gas, until I finally pointed out that the trip to get the gas would not be worth it. Not only that, if you are not going anywhere, why do you need gas?

We do, however need some things that I would normally have on hand. I would have procured these items myself, had I not been attached to a bag of fluids in a hospital bed. I could shop, probably, although I doubt I could load the car, or unload it without naps in between.

So, HeWho was chomping at the bits to run some errands, has left to go get supplies. Armed with a mask, refusing to wear gloves, and an extensive list from me. The real reason he is loose in the world? He is out of candy and gum. He assures me that he will start smoking again if he doesn't have a supply of his jolly ranchers and juicy fruit. That makes it worth bringing a virus home to his old wife with a weakened immune system.

I won't even check campers in. I will instruct them on the phone and they can use the night check-in. I don't know where these people have been! They could have just stepped off a virus ridden cruise ship and hopped into their RV to spread the germs from sea to shining sea for all I know.

If I could, I would have a curfew and make everyone stay in place. We could call this place the "No, You Kan Not Leave Kampground". I am being silly, of course. Our current events are already having an impact on our business. Cancellations are coming in and reservations are down. Winter is sort of "break even" and we depend on the camping season to make money.

Other small businesses are also at risk to go under during this time. This will not be over in a mere two weeks or even months. My frugal nature will come in handy and we will be okay. I am worried about some of my residents being able to meet their bills. While I have no qualms about throwing out a seasonal camper not paying their bill, I feel differently about those kampers that live here.

Looks like I will be sitting a bit longer. Just checked my blood pressure and it is too low 90/60 and I am dizzy when I stand up. It has been running a bit high, until yesterday evening when I checked it because I was light headed. My heart is still skipping beats, despite the fact that they doubled the dosage of the beta blocker. All this is being recorded via the monitor on my chest. I will be fine as long as I don't have to visit the clinic or the hospital. Sick people go to those places! 

I looked at my discharge diagnosis from the hospital …… "chest pains". I do not have A-fib. Just some evidence of damage to my heart indicating that I have had a cardiac event of unknown origin. How's that for an undefined diagnosis?


Anonymous said...

you boomers are shutting down the entire economy because you're afraid of a flu. Seriously, can you boomers kill yourselves? You are the most selfish generation to ever exist. You don't give a shit about climate change, why should we young people give a shit if you get sick and die of some virus? I HOPE the virus gets much stronger and kills you all.

Linda O'Connell said...

Delete that brat above who will one day be older if s/he lives that long with their mouthy attitude and selfish ways. Karma bites hard.

I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

If that ass hat didn't get your blood pressure up, you're doing okay.

Hospitals don't want any diagnoses reflecting on their reputations.

You KAN DO this!

Joanne Noragon said...

Sending He Who for supplies is brilliant, no matter what he buys. I ate many of those silly candies when I quit.
Stay safe.

RunNRose said...

"Brat" is not the word I would use to describe the one who wrote that garbage.
Meanwhile, your plate is always running over with worries, be it plumbing woes, fire hazards, HeWho's health, etc. etc. This latest----whatever happened re your heart-----really is the last straw! I do hope some answers are found, and that you can get back to
your busy, creative life!!! Feel better soon!!!

Kathy G said...

I can't remember the last time I saw the sun! The overcast makes the strange times seem even more apocalyptic.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Stay safe, stay well, allow yourself to recover it takes time so have patience

River said...

Strange the hospital can't be more specific about your heart, but maybe something happened too long ago.
Anyway, stay resting as long as you need to, make sure HeWho washes his hands when arriving home.
Are you sure you can't put the Kampground in lockdown and order everyone to stay inside?

ellen abbott said...

I can't believe they didn't diagnose you with afib if your heart is beating irregularly. that's what afib is! beta blockers did nothing for mine. my electrophysiologist has me on sotalol which hasn't stopped it completely but controls it mostly.